Aust N Z J Med. 1984 Feb; 14(1): 61-2.
Fatal veno-occlusive disease of the liver associated with herbal tea consumption and radiation.
A case is presented of fatal veno-occlusive disease of the liver in a patient undergoing treatment by whole abdomen irradiation for carcinoma of the ovary. She had also been exposed to herbal tea and chemotherapy, each of which may cause veno-occlusive disease in its own right. Interaction of these agents is postulated and should be considered before submitting patients to combination treatment.